As of 1 September 2019, DigitalOcean charges a 10% Value Added Tax (VAT) to customers with a tax location in the Republic of Korea.
This complies with the government of the Republic of Korea’s 1 July 2019 introduction of a registration requirement for non-resident companies that supply taxable services to customers in the Republic of Korea to collect and remit Value Added Tax (VAT). Services provided by DigitalOcean are subject to VAT and are applicable to non-VAT registered persons at the standard rate of 10%.
This change doesn’t affect business-to-business sales. In these cases, the reverse charge mechanism is in effect.
Your tax location is typically based on your account address, which is initially set to the payment address of your primary payment method when you sign up. In some locations, we are required by law to consider other account details, like other payment addresses or IP addresses.
You can update your account address and view your account's tax location and rate at any time on the billing page. If you've set your account address correctly but your account's tax location is not what you expect, contact support for help.
USD is the only currency we accept for payments, so all invoices are in USD. We cannot provide invoices in other currencies. Learn more about invoices.